It’s all about language!

It’s all about language!

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

Our beloved friend and intellectual mentor Betty Hart and the brilliant and eloquent Dr. Todd Risley taught us (decades ago) about the variables that impact the development of young children and the impact of the years before kindergarten. Occasionally, mainstream science mentions their heroic research. A nice piece in The..

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Wise words

Wise words

Categories: Day-to-day, Wise Words

Wise words for a Monday morning: “If education is good, then the need for it will manifest itself like hunger.” Leo Tolstoy

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New Reading Books

New Reading Books

Categories: Day-to-day, Sunflower

Celia, Hudson and Marlowe reading from their new reading books.

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Snowball Throw

Snowball Throw

Categories: Aster, Day-to-day, Lupine

Aster and Lupine students look on as Charli takes her turn during the snowball throw event on day 3 of the Astra Olympics.

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Training for the Games!

Training for the Games!

Categories: Day-to-day, Maple, Sunflower

Maple and Sunflower students train for the upcoming events during the Astra Day School Olympics.  The Maple and Sunflower students have chosen Hot Dog as their country name.  Stay tuned for more Olympic updates!  

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Sunflower Showdown: Where’s our love,K-State?

Sunflower Showdown: Where’s our love,K-State?

Categories: Activism, Aster, Day-to-day, Lavender, Lupine, Maple, Seedling, Sunflower, Uncategorized

All you’ve got to do is click here. Why not? Tomorrow is the Sunflower Showdown part II. And Kansas is ahead 187-91 in the basketball Showdown. We get that. But why is this disparity also the case when it comes to showing US some love? When we started our new..

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Astra Olympic Torch

Astra Olympic Torch

Categories: Day-to-day, Lupine

Jaxon proudly shows off the Astra Olympic torch as it made it’s way through classrooms before the opening ceremonies.

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Sigh. Six more weeks of this?

Sigh. Six more weeks of this?

Categories: Aster, Day-to-day, Lupine

All that Brandi, Charli, Brock, Ryan and Bruce saw were shadows for Groundhog’s Day. Now we’re digging out from 10-16″ of snow. Superstition ruled the day (and ruled our two snow-days off!). We’re getting back to science on Thursday!

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Guide to “Show Us Some Love”

Guide to “Show Us Some Love”

Categories: Uncategorized

February begins “Show Us Some Love” campaign for Kansas City Autism Training Center and Astra Day School! Starting this month (05-Feb-2014), each active connection that you make to our social media will count as one point toward some wonderful gifts for students and staff. “Like” the Astra Day School Facebook..

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Groundhog day activities

Groundhog day activities

Categories: Day-to-day, Maple, Sunflower

Jude puts the final touches on his Groundhog muffin at morning snack. Seedling, Sunflower and Maple students play Groundhog tunnel during indoor recess.

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